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International Visa and Compliance Advisor

Department: Global Office
Location: London
Salary: £33,228 to £36,801 per annum (including London Allowance)
Closing Date: Friday 19 July 2024 at midnight
Interview Date: Wednesday 07 August 2024
Reference: 022-24-R

Full time permanent 

Location: London

Salary: £33,228 to £36,801 per annum (including London Allowance)

York St John University has a long and proud tradition as a distinguished higher education provider. Our success is founded on the quality of academic teaching and research, our thriving campus environments, our professional and pastoral support, and our values of an inclusive, innovative and ambitious community with a strong sense of belonging.

Our London Campus, set in the Export building at East India Dock, is based in the rich and diverse east part of London. Close to Canary Wharf, we are part of a vibrant, dynamic and innovative hub of creative, technology, and start up businesses.

The role

We are looking to appoint a full time International Visa & Compliance Advisor for our London campus. This role will provide in-person support to our international student body in the London campus. The role will play a crucial part in ensuring that UKVI compliance responsibilities are upheld and that the students have access to ongoing visa-related advice and support. The role will also work closely with the London campus team to deliver key events such as welcome/induction weeks.

Key requirements

The successful candidate will have experience working in immigration and compliance preferably within the Higher Education sector, with a deep understanding of UKVI rules, regulations and policies. You will also have the ability to interact with a wide variety of students from different backgrounds and so must have excellent interpersonal skills (both written and verbal). It is important that the successful candidate has used SMS and issued CAS's previously.

We value diversity and welcome applicants from various industries.  If you have experience in other sectors and are passionate about making a difference in Higher Education, and wish to join a dynamic team committed to delivering an excellent student experience, we encourage you to apply for the role. 

Further Information

For informal enquiries please contact Tafadzwa Christian, Head of Immigration and Compliance at 

An essential part of this role will be to undertake responsibilities on the SMS system and handle students’ BRPs that are delivered at the University. In order to meet the UKVI requirements, we require this particular post holder to have British Citizenship, Permanent Residence/Indefinite Leave to remain, Settled or Pre-settled Status in the UK. As such, we are unable to offer sponsorship for this particular role.

We offer a range of family friendly and inclusive policies and facilities to support staff from different backgrounds. As part of our commitment to providing an inclusive working environment, consideration is given to all requests for job share or flexible working arrangements.

Application process support

We are keen to support you throughout the recruitment process.  Before starting your application please refer to the attached 'candidate guidance document' which provides advice about completing the application process.

If you require a reasonable adjustment in order to apply for this position please contact  Within the application form there is an opportunity for you to request a reasonable adjustment at the interview stage of the process, however if you wish to discuss this in further detail at any point  in the process please do not hesitate to contact us. The following resource may help you adapt the device you are using to apply to suit your needs My Computer My Way (

Please note that CVs are not accepted in place of the application form.  Within the application process you will be asked to answer a selection of work-related questions. Our aim is to get to know you, and understand your individual skills and experience, and how you would apply these within the role.  We are aware that ChatGPT can assist you with this, but we would prefer you to share your answers in your own words.

Our benefits package

We offer a wide range of employee benefits including - 

- Excellent annual leave entitlement, including five discretionary university closure days over the Christmas period

- Disability leave (applies to staff who have disclosed a disability and is also available to staff with disabled dependants)

- Pension scheme

- Health Cash Plan after six months service

- Employee Assistance Programme

- Paid leave for Armed Forces Reservists

- On-campus courses, one-to-one tutorials, and online resources to help you develop your digital skills and work with new software

- Relocation expenses package for certain roles

- Reimbursement of Skilled Worker Visa application fees and Visa loan scheme for additional costs (if applicable to the role)

Further information about life at YSJ

Read more about our culture, inclusive community, working arrangements and benefits for York St John employees here.  

The latest news, views and stories from our staff and students can be found here.  

We are committed to managing and reducing our environmental impact and to promoting sustainable development wherever we can, read more here.

Closing Date - Friday 19 July 2024 at midnight

Provisional Interview Date - Wednesday 07 August 2024

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